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The main purpose of the project is investigating the viability of cargo bicycles as a solution for urban logistics with subsequent application in urban logistics tasks in conditions of Almaty.

The Problem

In the city of Almaty, where most of the streets are narrow, with high road traffic and classic delivery methods are difficult, cargo bicycles are the best method. Cargo bikes are bicycles equipped with a box for transporting freight. When it comes to parcel delivery, cargo bikes are particularly suitable for small, light consignments, which are currently on the increase, especially for deliveries to private customers (B2C). Cargo bikes will be a key solution in last mile delivery issue

Photo by: Arman Saparov

One of the most important aspects of use and the problem that the delivery with the help of cargo bicycles must solve is the reduction of emissions of harmful substances into the atmosphere.

CC Photo: Tom Assmann
CC Photo: Tom Assmann

Expected result of the pilot project is implementation of a test cargo bike delivery between two buildings of DKU for the transportation of the goods and necessary items in the educational process. Develop an urban logistics application for the Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan (SUMP)

CC Photo: Tom Assmann

Expectations

Bicycles and cycle logistics have established themselves in the public discourse on the design of urban transport and urban logistics. The city of Almaty has ambitious plans to improve the sustainability of the urban transport system. SUMP of the city of Almaty provides comprehensive guidance on cycling development

Objectives of the project:

  • Prepare analysis and evaluation of cargo bike transport vs. other means of transports in Almaty in terms of economic and ecological aspects
  • Cargo bike has been tested in operation at local partners, with Gebrüder Weiß
  • Organize a cargo bike route course between two University buildings with positive externalities for DKU and LogCentre DKU
  • Create a digital platform for manage cargo bikes
  • Share knowledge about urban logistics solutions and planning principles
  • Encourage stakeholders to create new urban logistics systems

Project timeline: 04.02.2021 – 31.12.2021

Delivery and Customs

One of the key partners of this project is the logistics company Gebrüder Weiß, which delivers a cargo bike from Germany to Kazakhstan. The tasks of Gebruder Weiss include the execution of the corresponding transport documents, customs clearance and delivery itself

CC: Gebrüder Weiß

Project Participants

logcentre@dku.kz

Kazakh-German University (DKU – LogCentre) side

Kegenbekov Zhandos

Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies, Associate Professor, Candidate of Technical Sciences

kegenbekov@dku.kz

Yerzakovich Yelena

An expert on the development of “green transport” in Almaty, an international expert in the field of urban mobility

yerzakovich@dku.kz

Institut of Logistics and Material Handling Systems (ILM) of the Otto-von-Guericke-University Magdeburg side

Reggelin Tobias

Researcher and lecturer at Otto von Guericke university Magdeburg and Fraunhofer institute for factory operation and automation IFF Magdeburg

tobias.reggelin@ovgu.de

Assmann Tom

Heads the research group Logistics Transportation Systems at the Otto-von-Guericke-University Magdeburg

tom.assmann@ovgu.de

Project management

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